There are no active ads.

Advertisement

Your lost Android phone is now just a Google search away

by Jacob Kleinman | April 16, 2015April 16, 2015 8:00 pm PDT

It can be tough keeping track of your phone, and while Apple and Google both offer handy “find my phone” features through apps, there’s now an even quicker solution.

Just jump on your computer and search “find my phone” in Google. You’ll see a map pop-up, revealing where you left your Android phone. You can even ring it remotely straight from your browser if it’s nearby but out of sight. The only thing you can’t do is wipe or lock your device if you think it’s been stolen, though that’s still an option using the Android Device Manager.

The entire process should happen automatically, assuming you have the latest version of Google’s app running on your smartphone. That’s the beauty and convenience of having Google everywhere all the time.

Google

Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...

Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement